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Cold sores in the throat, what dose it mean and is it common age is 48

Cold sores in the throat, what dose it mean and is it common age is 48

See below: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus 1. Over half our population gets cold sores. Another 25% of our population has this virus but never gets the symptoms. They appear on average about a week after exposure and can last up to three weeks. This virus stays in the body even after the acute outbreak is over. Once the virus enters the body, it never leaves. For more info go to natdent. Com. ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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If I have cold sores on my lips, can they spread inwards to my throat?

If I have cold sores on my lips, can they spread inwards to my throat?

Herpes Simplex Virus: Yes it can cause painful lesions inside the buccal mucosa causing the kid not to eat good. ...Read more

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If I have cold sores on my mouth can they spread further down into my throat?

Easy to treat: Go to a health store and ask for lysine. This is an Amino Acid and taking a regular dose prevents cold sores. ...Read more

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I have cold sores on my mouth and suspect it has spread further down into my throat, I'm nursing my baby, what can I do?

I have cold sores on my mouth and suspect it has spread further down into my throat, I'm nursing my baby, what can I do?

It is self limiting: Cold sore in the mouth do not need any treatment and will go away by itself. As long as you do not kiss the baby there will be no problem nursing the baby and you can continue to breast feed. ...Read more

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This yr I got sick six times. My throat like three times, a yeast infection, a cold, and three cold sores. What to do? I'm scared.

This yr I got sick six times. My throat like three times, a yeast infection, a cold, and three cold sores. What to do? I'm scared.

Throat infections: Don't be scared, but I would still recommend seeing your primary doctor or an ent. They should be able to figure out what is going on. Feel better! ...Read more

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Can u get herpes in u mouth and throat from performing oral sex, or does it have to b cold sores on the outside?

Can u get herpes in u mouth and throat from performing oral sex, or does it have to b cold sores on the outside?

Yes: Any time there is oral sex being performed and there are legions (virus and or cold sores) on your female or male genitalia this can be transferred to your mouth and get on the inside. ...Read more

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Symptoms: cold/sore throat/cough/fatigue. Stays a few days, clears up, feel great, comes back. 2 weeks totalsick. Any clue what that could be? Thanks.

Symptoms: cold/sore throat/cough/fatigue. Stays a few days, clears up, feel great, comes back. 2 weeks totalsick. Any clue what that could be? Thanks.

See allergist/immuno: It appears that you may have an immune problem and recommend that you consult an allergist/immunologist. One of the conditions to be ruled out would be cyclic neutropenia in which your WBC gets very low periodically but impairment in the immune system can cause the same problem as well. ...Read more

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Should I take a friend that's been sick for a few days to a clinic or er? Cold, sore throat, back pain 4 days.

Should I take a friend that's been sick for a few days to a clinic or er? Cold, sore throat, back pain 4 days.

Yes: If you feel your friend needs to see a doctor they probably should. Try to avoid the er unless the symptoms are a lot worse than you seem to suggest. Your friend will certainly not feel better if they have to wait for hours to be seen while more urgent problems are being dealt with. ...Read more

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What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat of children?

What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat of children?

Herpes virus: Herpetic stomatitis is a contagious viral illness caused by herpes virus hominis (also herpes simplex virus, hsv). It is seen mainly in young children. This condition is probably a child's first exposure to the herpes virus. The sores occur in the mouth and throat. ...Read more

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Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.

Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.

Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed to children. However, you are 62. At this age some other more serious things could be happening and I would urge you to see a clinician soon. Meanwhile for comfort you can use warm salt water gargles and Tylenol. Good luck! ...Read more

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First cold sores they are covereing my bottom lip and half the top throat hurts, gums hurt, cankor sores, all over. Can't eat. I'm miserable. Help?

First cold sores they are covereing my bottom lip and half the top throat hurts, gums hurt, cankor sores, all over. Can't eat. I'm miserable. Help?

Stomatitis: If this is your first time with cold sores, this initial phase is called primary herpetic gingivostomatits. It is usually accompanied with a low grade fever and will last 10-14 days. I would recommend seeing your dentist for information about this and the chance of recurring cold sores. A prescription for an antiviral medicine could also aid when the tingling begins at the onset of a cold sore. ...Read more

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What germs can cause cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat?

What germs can cause cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat?

A virus: One cause is the herpes cold virus, and is called acute herpetic gingivostomatitis.

Another is caused by the enterovirus, and is called hand, foot and mouth disease.

Check with your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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I have 2 spots or cold sores on the side of my lip and a very sore throat and toothache. What should I do?

I have 2 spots or cold sores on the side of my lip and a very sore throat and toothache. What should I do?

See a doctor: Your tooth pain may not be a direct dental problem, but referred pain from another focus. If it appears dental your doctor can refer you back to a dentist. ...Read more

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I had a cold sore yesterday and now my throat hurts to swallow but no fever and the back of my throat is all white?

I had a cold sore yesterday and now my throat hurts to swallow but no fever and the back of my throat is all white?

Viral URI: It is difficult to tell with out a clinical exam but your symptoms may be related to a viral upper respiratory tract infection. There are several other possibilities so it is best to consult with your physician. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and my gums are inflamed and hurt to brush my teeth or eat is this normal? I also have cold sores.

I have strep throat and my gums are inflamed and hurt to brush my teeth or eat is this normal? I also have cold sores.

Many causes: Strep throat can certainly cause irritation of surrounding tissues. In addition, fever from strep can cause "cold sores" (=oral herpes, which 98% of us have) in your lips, gums, mouth, throat, or even esophagus. There are medications to help shorten the duration of the cold sores; see your doctor about this. Warm salt water gargles (1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water; swish, gargle, spit) help. ...Read more

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My 11-year-old daughter has a bleeding cold sore on the roof of her mouth, which appears pale, with other small sores. One side of her throat hurts.

My 11-year-old daughter has a bleeding cold sore on the roof of her mouth, which appears pale, with other small sores. One side of her throat hurts.

Viral Infection: Sounds like she has a viral infection such as Hand Foot and Mouth Disease or Herpangina. they are caused by a herpes like virus called Coxsackie. Generally these are viruses that young ( ...Read more

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Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

First episode?: This sounds like primary herpes simplex gingivostomatitis. Untreated it may last 3 weeks but Acyclovir (zovirax) or valayclovir (valtrex) should lessen it substantially. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Been v. tired, for no obvious reason, for about 8 weeks. Achy muscles, swollen glands and a sore throat on and off. Also cold sores. What's happening?

Been v. tired, for no obvious reason, for about 8 weeks. Achy muscles, swollen glands and a sore throat on and off. Also cold sores. What's happening?

Fatigue & swollen gl: Your symptoms could be due infectious mononucleosis or other conditions, you need to see your doctor for complete physical exam & work up. Get plenty of rest, eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids & take your vitamins. Fee better. ...Read more

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I started with a cold sore and now have many more all over my mouth. I also have red bumps on the back of my tongue and throat. My gums are inflamed and bleed when I brush my teeth, and seem to be cut up. Is that a side effect of herpes too?

I started with a cold sore and now have many more all over my mouth. I also have red bumps on the back of my tongue and throat. My gums are inflamed and bleed when I brush my teeth, and seem to be cut up. Is that a side effect of herpes too?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat pain can be from strep throat (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause. One's FIRST case of oral herpes can cause mouth sores from front to back. Later recurrences should cause cold sores on or near the lips. To lessen mouth pain, one can see her doctor and ask about mouth rinses (some contain anesthetic, Maalox, Benadryl, etc.). ...Read more

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I have 2 cold sores- I took Valtrex (valacyclovir) but they are still there. I feel pain on the right side of my neck. Do I need meds or will it eventually go away?

I have 2 cold sores- I took Valtrex (valacyclovir) but they are still there. I feel pain on the right side of my neck. Do I need meds or will it eventually go away?

See your Doctor.: Some people do not respond to antiviral medications right away and some strains of herpes can be resistant to treatment. The neck pain needs your Doctor's evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more